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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina
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Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina 2 Core Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 2.6GHz 8GB Oct 2013
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Clearly Our Most Advanced Notebook Ever.A groundbreaking Retina display. All-flash architecture. The latest Intel processors. Remarkably thin and light 13 inch and 15 inch designs. Together, these... More
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8 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Apple MacBooks have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs produced by Apple.

Has a Front Camera

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a front camera. Most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina also have a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a full-size keyboard.

Other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include the Apple Macbook Air Early 2014 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched more than two years ago. The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 5h and the longest is 720h.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 9h battery life notebook PCs and we think the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Wide Quad HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the biggest maximum internal memorys amongst MacBooks of this age. The maximum internal memorys of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 8GB to 16GB.

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Light

The weights of laptops of this type and age range from 920g to 2.6kg. At only 1.6 kilograms, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is quite light compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

We compared all the other 1.6kg heavy portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the MacBooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 440MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 410GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Apple MacBook Air Early 2014 (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 11" to 16", and the average display diagonal is 14". With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst laptops of this age.

There are a number of alternative 13.3" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (15.4") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Old PCI Express Slots Version

At only 2, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite old PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The PCI Express slots versions of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.5.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina. The hard drive capacitys of MacBooks that were released more than two years ago range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 600GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been around for a similar time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 4.5MB, and the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the smaller processor caches amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Small Flash Memory

With a flash memory of only 128 gigabytes, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has one of the smaller flash memorys amongst MacBooks of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina the flash memorys range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average flash memory is 330GB.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina have between two and seven processor threadss, including the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina which has four processor threadss.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of MacBooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina is 3.3GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2.6GHz to 4GHz. At only 3.1 gigahertz, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other MacBooks that have been available for a comparable time to the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina.

If this MacBook internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 Retina (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on MacBooks that are a similar age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina, or the MacBook Air Early 2014 both from Apple which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Apple MacBook Pro Late 2013 Retina has a better processor family than most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
TV Out Port
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Thunderbolt 2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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Sound quality
Display
Battery life
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 July 2013 by Procopio C.
(Verified Purchase)

After watching the price dip and doing a risk assessment on whether i should buy this due to security issue posted at #TrendnetExposed (twitter), i decided to go with it and I'm fairly happy with... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2013 by Dan H.
(Verified Purchase)

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Reviewed 9 February 2015 by Frederic M.

Sadly you can't find too many reviews of this machine. I'm not a professional reviewer so take mine with a grain of salt. Frankly I'm being generous by giving this machine a 4/5 eggs. The price is... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2014 by Joseph H.
(Verified Purchase)

We bought this camera to setup as a baby monitor. It works wonderfully for this purpose. The tablet app works well for checking on the baby when he sets off the audio baby monitor at night, but... Read more…

Reviewed 15 January 2014 by Keith B.
(Verified Purchase)

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